Fake drugs worth over N15 million has been intercepted by the Kaduna state police command.
Police spokesperson Muktar Aliyu, an Assistant Superintendent (ASP) confirmed this in a phone call to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to Muktar, Police Area Command in Zaria intercepted the fake drugs after a tip-off by some residents.
“On getting the information, our men swung into action and eventually intercepted the adulterated drugs which would have destroyed the lives of innocent citizens.
“The said fake drugs were intercepted at Sabon gari market in Zaria where the owner had already offloaded the consignment for distribution.
“This is a serious calamity and of course harmful to human existence.
“I want to plead with people not to be discouraged in providing useful information to security personnel for prompt action,” he said.
He continued saying investigation into the matter is ongoing so as to ascertain the origin of the drugs as well as the channels of distribution.
NAN’s investigation at the Zaria Police Area Command reveals that about 10 cartons of adulterated “Ampicloxin” with “Made-in-India” label were sighted.
A source who spoke with NAN also said the case would be transferred to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the police headquarters in Kaduna for further investigation.